As Christians, we are often quick to judge others within our “Christian” circle. The bible clearly says that we should not judge others, my favorite is :
Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
I was accused of a crime that was frowned upon by society, I saw many comments on media reports on how I should be thrown to the wolves and much worse.
A person that I used to attend church with, and a member of a motorcycle gang, even started a campaign to slander my name and proceeded to build hatred towards me without even knowing the facts, even to the extent of sending me death threats.
The strange thing is that this person is a professed Christian and I have heard his testimony where he was a homeless drunk and addict ….
Even within my church, only a handful of people were aware of what I was going through, simply because I knew I would be judged.
Sometimes we subconsciously find a person guilty or judge their behaviour or lifestyle without even knowing their heart or their circumstances, instead we should be praying for that person, even if we feel that their actions or behaviour are not that becoming a Christian, simply because it is not for us to judge, only God can see into the heart of that person.